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Konami
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Still an awesome company...for retro gaming
Founded: March 21, 1969
Founder: Kagemasa Kozuki
Headquarters: Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
Key people: Kagemasa Kozuki (Chairman)
Takuya Kozuki (President)
Kimihiko Higashio (Vice President)
Subsidiaries: Konami Digital Entertainment
Konami Amusement
Konami Gaming
Konami Sports Club
Konami Sports Life
Konami Business Expert
Internet Revolution
KME
Konami Real Estate
Konami Cross Media NY
Kozuki Foundation
Website: www.konami.com


Konami is an entertainment company founded in 1969. It was originally a jukebox rental and repair business founded by Kagemasa Kozuki, Yoshinobu Nakama, and Tatsuo Miyasako. The name Konami is a conjunction of their names.

Why They Used To Rock

  1. Created numerous and beloved I.P.s cherished the world over, like Castlevania, Metal Gear, Ganbare Goemon, Silent Hill, and Contra.
  2. Hideo Kojima, one of the greatest game designers of all time.
  3. Designers of the Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game.
  4. Actually made some good video games based off of cartoons.
  5. Many of their games are notable for being quite challenging.
  6. Actually gave more love to the Bucky O'Hare series than even the creators of the T.V. series by making an arcade game to create an ending to the series when a second season wasn't released. It was released the same year as the NES game they made.
  7. They created awesome Xbox 360 Kinect games, however some of them are removed from Microsoft Store.
  8. To celebrate their 50th anniversary, they released three anniversary collections (Arcade Classics, Castlevania & Contra) for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch & Steam. The latter two even include a bonus book explaining some facts about the games.
  9. They still make great BEMANI Arcade games.

Bad Qualities

  1. As stated before in the picture caption above, they only rock from a retro gamer's perspective. Now they have gotten so bad, the Crappy Games Wiki has both an article on Konami itself as well as an entire category detailing several articles on how bad it has become.  

Notable Games Developed/Published

​Pro Evolution Soccer Series

ISS Pro/Goal Storm Series

  1. Goal Storm (1996)
  2. ISS Pro / Goal Storm 97 (1997)
  3. ISS Pro 98 (1998)
  4. ISS Pro Evolution (1999)
  5. ISS Pro Evolution 2 (2001)

Pro Evolution Soccer Series

  1. Pro Evolution Soccer (2001)
  2. Pro Evolution Soccer 2 (2002)
  3. Pro Evolution Soccer 3 (2003)
  4. Pro Evolution Soccer 4 (2004)
  5. Pro Evolution Soccer 5 (2005)
  6. Pro Evolution Soccer 6 (2006)
  7. Pro Evolution Soccer 2008 (2007)
  8. Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 (2008)
  9. Pro Evolution Soccer 2010 (2009)
  10. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 (2010)
  11. Pro Evolution Soccer 2012 (2011)
  12. Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (2012)
  13. Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (2013)
  14. Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (2014)
  15. Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (2015)
  16. Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (2016)
  17. Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (2017)
  18. Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (2018)
  19. eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 (2019)

J-League Winning Eleven Series

  1. J-League Jikkyou Winning Eleven (1995)
  2. J-League Jikkyou Winning Eleven 97 (1996)
  3. J-League Jikkyou Winning Eleven 3 (1997)
  4. J-League Jikkyou Winning Eleven 98-99 (1998)
  5. J-League Jikkyou Winning Eleven 2000 (2000)
  6. J-League Jikkyou Winning Eleven 2000 (Version 2) (2000)
  7. J-League Jikkyou Winning Eleven 2001 (2001)
  8. J-League Winning Eleven 5 (2001)
  9. J-League Winning Eleven 6 (2002)
  10. J-League Winning Eleven 8: Asia Championship (2004)
  11. J-League Winning Eleven 9: Asia Championship (2005)
  12. J-League Winning Eleven 10: Europa League 06-07 (2006)
  13. J-League Winning Eleven 2007 Club Championship (2007)
  14. J-League Winning Eleven 2008 Club Championship (2008)
  15. J-League Winning Eleven 2009 Club Championship (2009)
  16. J-League Winning Eleven 2010 Club Championship (2010)

Management Series

  1. Winning Eleven Tactics: J-League (2003)
  2. Winning Eleven Tactics: European Club Soccer (2004)
  3. Pro Evolution Soccer Management (2006)

Other Games

Arcade
  1. Winning Eleven Arcade Game Style 
  2. Winning Eleven Arcade Game Style 2003
  3. Winning Eleven 2006 Arcade Championship
  4. Winning Eleven Arcade Championship 2008
  5. Winning Eleven Arcade Championship 2010
  6. Winning Eleven Arcade Championship 2012
  7. Winning Eleven Arcade Championship 2014
Game Boy Advance
  1. World Soccer Winning Eleven (2002)
  2. J-League Winning Eleven Advance 2002 (2002)
Playstation
  1. ESPN MLS GameNight
  2. ESPN MLS ExtraTime 2002
  3. International Superstar Soccer Pro (ISS Pro)
  4. International Supuerstar Soccer Pro 98 (ISS Pro 98)
  5. Winning Eleven 3: Final Ver. 
  6. ISS Pro Evolution (ISS Pro Evolution)
  7. ISS Pro Evolution 2 (ISS APro Evolution 2)
  8. World Soccer Winning Eleven 2002
Nintendo 3DS
  1. Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 3D (2011)
Windows MMO
  1. Winning Eleven Online (2012)
  2. Winning Eleven Online 2014 (2014)

Tokimeki Memorial Series

  1. Tokimeki Memorial (1994)
  2. Tokimeki Memorial: Forever With You (1995)
  3. Tokimeki Memorial Taisen Puzzle-Dama (1995)
  4. Tokimeki Memorial: Densetsu no Ki no Shita de (1996)
  5. Tokimeki Memorial Private Collection (1996)
  6. Tokimeki Memorial Oshiete Your Heart (1997)
  7. Tokimeki Memorial Taisen Tokkae Dama (1997)
  8. Tokimeki Memorial Selection: Fujisaki Shiori (1997)
  9. Tokimeki Memorial Drama Series Vol. 1: Nijiiro no Seishun (1997)
  10. Tokimeki Memorial Drama Series Vol. 2: Irodori no Love Song (1998)
  11. Tokimeki no Hokago (1998)
  12. Tokimeki Memorial Sports Version: Kotei no Photograph (1999)
  13. Tokimeki Memorial Drama Series Vol. 3: Tabidachi no Uta (1999)
  14. Tokimeki Memorial Culture Version: Komorebi no Melody (1999)
  15. Tokimeki Memorial 2 (1999)
  16. Tokimeki Memorial 2 Substories: Dancing Summer Vacation (2000)
  17. Tokimeki Memorial 2 Taisen Puzzle Dama (2001)
  18. Tokimeki Memorial 2 Substories Vol. 2: Leaping School Festival (2001)
  19. Shiroi Jan (2001)
  20. Tokimeki Memorial 2 Substories Vol. 3: Memories Ringing On (2001)
  21. Tokimeki Memorial 3: Yakusoku no Ano Basho de (2001)
  22. Tokimeki Memorial 2: Music Video Clips—Circus de Ai Imashō (2002)
  23. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side (2002)
  24. Tokimeki Memorial 2 Typing (2003)
  25. Tokimeki 2 Shoto (2003)
  26. Tokimeki Memorial LIVE (2003)
  27. Tokimeki Memorial Typing (2003)
  28. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side Taisen Puzzle Dama (2004)
  29. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 1st Love Typing (2004)
  30. Tokimeki Memorial (2004)
  31. Tokimeki Factory Vol.1: Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side (2005)
  32. Tokimeki Factory Vol.2: Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side (2005)
  33. Tokimeki Factory: Tokimeki  Memorial 2 (2006)
  34. Tokimeki Memorial Online (2006)
  35. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side: 2nd Kiss (2006)
  36. Tokimeki Memorial (2007)
  37. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side: 1st Love (2007)
  38. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 2nd Kiss Typing (2007)
  39. Tokimeki Memorial OnlyLove ~ Tokimeki no Partner ~ (2007)
  40. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side -Love Stories- (2008)
  41. Tokimeki Memorial: Mail Drama (2008)
  42. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side: 2nd Season (2008)
  43. iW Toki Memo (2009)
  44. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side 2nd Season: Novell Communications (2009)
  45. Tokimeki Memorial 4 (2009)
  46. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side: 1st Love Plus (2009)
  47. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side: 3rd Story (2010)
  48. Toki Memorial Girl's Side Mobile (2010)
  49. Tokimeki Memorial 4: Communication Comic (2010)
  50. Tokimeki Memorial 4 Chu! (2010)
  51. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side Premium: 3rd Story (2012)
  52. Tokimeki Restuarant (2013)
  53. Tokimeki Memorial Girl's Side Battery Widget (2014)
  54. Tokimeki Idol (not yet released)

Mr. Goemon Series

  1. Mr. Goemon (1986)
  2. Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Dōchū (1986)
  3. Ganbare Goemon! Karakuri Douchuu: Machi Hen (1986)
  4. Ganbare Goemon 2 (1989)
  5. Ganbare Goemon Gaiden: Kieta Ōgon Kiseru (1990)
  6. Ganbare Goemon: Ebisumaru Kiki Ippatsu (1990)
  7. Ganbare Goemon: Yukihime Kyuushutsu Emaki (1991)
  8. Ganbare Goemon: Sarawareta Ebisumaru! (1991)
  9. Ganbare Goemon Gaiden 2: Tenka no Zaihō (1992)
  10. Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shougun Magginesu (1993)
  11. Ganbare Goemon 3 (1994)
  12. Ganbare Goemon Kirakira Dōchū: Boku ga Dancer ni Natta Wake (1995)
  13. Ganbare Goemon: Uchū Kaizoku Akogingu (1996)
  14. Soreyuke Ebisumaru! Karakuri Meiro - Kieta Goemon no Nazo!! (1996)
  15. Ganbare Goemon (medal game) (1997)
  16. Ganbare Goemon: Kurofune Tou no Nazo (1997)
  17. Ganbare Goemon: Neo Momoyama Bakufu no Odori (1997)
  18. Ganbare Goemon: Kuru Nara Koi! Ayashige Ikka no Kuroi Kage  (1998)
  19. Ganbare Goemon: Derodero Douchuu Obake Tenkomori (1998)
  20. Ganbare Goemon: Tengu-tō no Gyakushū! (1999)
  21. Ganbare Goemon: Mononoke Dōchū Tobidase Nabe-Bugyō! (1999)
  22. Goemon Mononoke Sugoroku (1999)
  23. Ganbare Goemon: Hoshizorashi Dynamites Arawaru!! (2000)
  24. Bōken Jidai Katsugeki Goemon (2000)
  25. Goemon: Shin Sedai Shūmei! (2001)
  26. Ganbare Goemon: Ōedo Daikaiten (2001)
  27. Goemon: New Age Shutsudō! (2002)
  28. Dosukoi! Harite Ichiban (2002)
  29. Hijutsu! Sansū Juku (2002)
  30. Jetto GO! GO! GO! (2002)
  31. Karakuri Kiteretsu Rēsu (2003)
  32. Tentekomai-Mai Meikyū-Kan (2003)
  33. Mini Kyodai Robo Goemon Compact (2003)
  34. Kessakusen! Ganbare Goemon 1 & 2 (2005)
  35. Ganbare Goemon: Shishijūrokubē no Karakuri Manji Gatame (2005)
  36. Ganbare Goemon: Tōkai Dōchū Ōedo Tengu ri Kaeshi no Maki (2005)
  37. Ganbare Goemon Pachisuro (2009)
  38. Ganbare Goemon Pachisuro (2011)
  39. Genso Suikoden: Tsumugareshi Hyakunen no Toki (2012)

Gradius Series

  1. Gradius (1985)
  2. Gradius II (1988)
  3. Gradius III (1989)
  4. Gradius Gaiden (1997)
  5. Gradius IV (1999)
  6. Gradius V (2004)

Parodius Series

  1. Parodius (1988)
  2. Parodius Da! (1990)
  3. Gokujō Parodius! ~Kako no Eikō o Motomete~ (1994)
  4. Jikkyō Oshaberi Parodius (1995)
  5. Sexy Parodius (1996)
  6. Paro Wars (1997)

Castlevania Series

  1. Castlevania (1986)
  2. Vampire Killer (1987)
  3. Castlevania II: Simon's Quest (1987)
  4. Haunted Castle (1988)
  5. Castlevania:  The Adventure (1989)
  6. Castlevania III: Dracula's Curse (1989)
  7. Akumajō Special: Boku Dracula-kun (1990)
  8. Castlevania II:  Belmont's Revenge (1991)
  9. Super Castlevania IV (1991)
  10. Kid Dracula (1993)
  11. Castlevania (1993)
  12. Castlevania: Rondo of Blood (1993)
  13. Castlevania: Dracula X (1995)
  14. Castlevania: Symphony of the Night (1997)
  15. Castlevania Legends (1997)
  16. Castlevania (1999)
  17. Castlevania: Legacy of Darkness (1999)
  18. Castlevania: Circle of the Moon (2001)
  19. Castlevania Chronicles (2001)
  20. Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (2002)
  21. Castlevania: Aria of Sorrow (2003)
  22. Castlevania: Lament of Innocence (2003)
  23. Castlevania: Dawn of Sorrow (2005)
  24. Castlevania: Curse of Darkness (2005)
  25. Castlevania: Portrait of Ruin (2006)
  26. Castlevania: Order of Shadows (2007)
  27. Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles (2007)
  28. Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia (2008)
  29. Castlevania Judgment (2008)
  30. Castlevania: The Adventure ReBirth (2009)
  31. Castlevania: Harmony of Dissonance (2010)
  32. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (2010)
  33. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow - Mirror of Fate (2013)
  34. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (2014)

Metal Gear Series

  1. Metal Gear (1987)
  2. Snake's Revenge (1990)
  3. Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake (1990)
  4. Metal Gear Solid (1998)
  5. Metal Gear: Ghost Babel (2000)
  6. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty (2001)
  7. Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes (2004)
  8. Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (2004)
  9. Metal Gear Acid (2004)
  10. Metal Gear Acid 2 (2005)
  11. Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops (2006)
  12. Metal Gear Portable Plus (2007)
  13. Metal Gear Solid Mobile (2008)
  14. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (2008)
  15. Metal Gear Online (2008)
  16. Metal Gear Solid Touch (2009)
  17. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker (2010)
  18. Metal Gear Arcade (2010)
  19. Metal Gear Solid: Special Ops (2012)
  20. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (2013)
  21. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (2014)
  22. Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (2015)
  23. Metal Gear Survive (2018)

Bemani Series

  1. beatmania (1997)
  2. Dance Dance Revolution (Series) (1998)
  3. Pop'n Music (1998)
  4. Beatmania IIDX (1999)
  5. GuitarFreaks & DrumMania (1999)
  6. Dance Dance Revolution Solo (1999)
  7. Bemani Pocket (1999 - 2000)
  8. Beatmania III (2000)
  9. Dance Maniax (2000)
  10. Keyboardmania (2000)
  11. Para Para Paradise (2000)
  12. Jubeat (2007)
  13. Dance Evolution (2010)
  14. Sound Voltex (2012)
  15. Future TomTom (2013)
  16. MUSECA (2015)
  17. BeatStream (2017)
  18. NOSTALGIA (2017)
  19. DANCERUSH (2018)

Silent Hill Series

  1. Silent Hill (1999)
  2. Silent Hill 2 (2001)
  3. Silent Hill 3 (2003)
  4. Silent Hill 4: The Room (2004)
  5. Silent Hill: The Arcade (2007)
  6. Silent Hill: Origins (2007)
  7. Silent Hill: Orphan (2007)
  8. Silent Hill: The Escape (2007)
  9. Silent Hill Homecoming (2008)
  10. Silent Hill: Shattered Memories (2009)
  11. Silent Hill: Downpour (2012)
  12. Silent Hill HD Collection (2012)
  13. Silent Hill: Book of Memories (2012)

Contra Series

  1. Contra (1987)
  2. Super contra (1988)
  3. Operation C (1991)
  4. Contra III: The Alien Wars (1992)
  5. Contra Force (1992)
  6. Contra: Hard Corps (1994)
  7. Contra: Legacy of War (1996)
  8. C: The Contra Adventure (1998)
  9. Contra: Shattered Soldier (2002)
  10. Neo Contra (2004)
  11. Contra 4 (2007)
  12. Contra ReBirth (2009)
  13. Hard Corps: Uprising (2011)
  14. Contra: Rogue Corps (2019)

Lethal Enforcers Series

  1. Lethal Enforcers (1992)
  2. Lethal Enforcers II: The Western/Gun Fighters (1994)
  3. Lethal Enforcers III (2005)

Suikoden Series

  1. Suikoden (1995)
  2. Suikoden II (1998)
  3. Genso Suikogaiden Vol. 1 – Swordsman of Harmonia (2000)
  4. Gensō Suikoden Card Stories (2001)
  5. Genso Suikogaiden Vol. 2 – Duel at Crystal Valley (2001)
  6. Suikoden III (2001)
  7. Suikoden IV (2004)
  8. Suikoden Tactics (2005)
  9. Suikoden V (2006)
  10. Genso Suikoden I & II (2006)
  11. Suikoden Tierkreis (2008)

Dancing With the Stars Series

  1. Dancing With the Stars (2007)
  2. Dancing With the Stars: We Dance! (2008)


Comments


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Anonymous user #1

14 months ago
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Quick, protect the page before it gets vandalised
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ZanyWays220

9 months ago
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I only had 1 game that was produced by this company, and it was Dance Dance Revolution: Disney Mix

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